Genus: Heliotropium L.

Family: Heliotropiaceae
Alternate family(ies): Boraginaceae
Common names: heliotrope
Genus number: 5496
Last updated: 01-Jun-2017
Accession Count: 20 (15 active, 7 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Bennett, M. 2003. Pulmonarias and the Borage family
  2. Craven, L. A. 2005. Malesian and Australian Tournefortia transferred to Heliotropium and notes on delimitation of Boraginaceae. Blumea 50:375-381. DOI: 10.3767/000651905X623049 Note: transferred names based on previous reports of molecular data
  3. Diane, N. et al. 2002. A systematic analysis of Heliotropium, Tournefortia, and allied taxa of the Heliotropiaceae (Boraginales) based on ITS1 sequences and morphological data. Amer. J. Bot. 89:287-295.
  4. Hilger, H. H. & N. Diane. 2003. A systematic analysis of Heliotropiaceae (Boraginales) based on trnL and ITS1 sequence data. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 125:19-51.
  5. Luebert, F. et al. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships and morphological diversity in neotropical Heliotropium (Heliotropaceae). Taxon 60:663-680.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 5 April 2020.